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Kulima director in Zambia to design qualitative monitoring and evaluation instrument for the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience

Vic Falls bridgeDr Katharine Vincent is currently in Zambia to design and pilot the qualitative aspects of a baseline study and the design of the monitoring and evaluation framework, in conjunction with Oxford Policy Management and RuralNet, for the second phase of the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR).  PPCR is funded by the Climate Investment Funds and implemented in the Kafue sub-basin by the African Development Bank and Barotse sub-basin by the World Bank, and aims to reduce vulnerability to climate change in Zambia through participatory adaptation, infrastructure development, and strategic programme support. The use of qualitative scorecards and focus group discussions with project beneficiaries (citizens and officials) is an innovative development in the monitoring and evaluation of adaptation activities.

Coverage of Kulima director at CIF panel on engendering climate finance

Following yesterday’s panel on engendering climate finance at the CIF Partnership Forum, at which Ms Tracy Cull was an invited speaker, media coverage of the event is now available through the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Earth Negotiations Bulletin.  The 6th November event summary cites Tracy as “urging improving outreach to community groups; incorporating indigenous knowledge; and gender-sensitive training and workshops. She said adaptation can be as innovative and entrepreneurial as mitigation.”  Other issues discussed included the possibility for small grants, using qualitative data, and showing that adaptation can be profitable.

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